After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.
A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.
Ovidio G. Assonitis
Lake Victoria's annual Spring party by 50,000 young revelers is about to turn into a feeding frenzy with prehistoric hunger-pains. With knee-trembler's above the waves and tremors below, released from their dormant sleep, thousands upon thousands of flesh-eating nippers are released into the lake with whetted appetites and razor-sharp teeth. With a motley crew of strangers thrown together to defend these shores, it is now up to them to prevent the largest eat-out in human, and piranha, history. Written by
The film has a poster in the style of Jaws (1975) and its sequels, with the monster at the bottom of the sea and the potential victim on the surface high above. See more »
When Jake uses the ski rope to rescue himself and his girlfriend from inside the ship, the rope is shown being threaded through the railing on the deck of the boat, in addition to stretching across the entire deck. They would not go directly away from the boat as shown in the film, but yanked up to the deck via the railing. See more »
This Movie should be titled differently as it is NOT about Piranha
If this film were to be reedited to shots actually dealing with Piranha it would be a five minute static shot of the prehistoric creature. And if this were done, I would actually be much happier paying to see this five minute version rather than the film I actually viewed. I am a huge fan of this genre, I've watched just about every man eating water monster movie there is, but this movie was a huge let down. No doubt the director went into this movie thinking he had something to add to this genre, in the end he took all features that worked for the genre and tweaked them just enough to bring them to ruin. For instance, "the less is more" aspect of Jaws, wherein you don't see the Shark and blood and gore with each attack actually adds to the film because it leaves room for the imagination, where in this film the gore is so grossly overdone you are desensitized and apathetic. My objection is not due to a weak stomach, but merely it did not work or add to the film. I believe in getting what you pay for, which in this case should have been a movie about Piranha. However, in reality the title for this movie should be "Man Obsessed with Female Anatomy Has a Camera and Money to Burn." And while I didn't go into the movie looking for sophistication, I also didn't think they'd let a teenager going through puberty direct this film. At the very least there should have been a warning in the trailer, so that people don't waste their money and time.
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